Woman kidnapped from Gwinnett motel at gunpoint

Woman kidnapped from Gwinnett motel at gunpoint

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Gwinnett County police are investigating after a woman was abducted from the Crossland Economy Studios motel.
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  • The incident started with a knock on a door at Crossland Economy Studios motel.
  • The woman was taken and her friend was robbed, police said.

Gwinnett County police are searching for a woman who was abducted from a motel early Wednesday.

The woman was in a Crossland Economy Studios motel room on Jimmy Carter Boulevard with a friend when they got a knock on their door about 2 a.m., Gwinnett police Sgt. Jake Smith said.

When they opened the door, a man produced a gun, demanded their belongings, took the woman and stole the friend’s car, police said. 

The woman, who may answer to Kristen, was forced into the car and the robber took off, according to authorities.

The friend went to a nearby Waffle House to call for help, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Police found the stolen car in Chamblee just before 5 a.m., but not the woman.

She is described as in her mid-to-late 20s with a medium-heavy build. She has a heart tattoo on her left wrist and thick dreadlocks.

At the time of the abduction, she was wearing a bright green dress tucked into dark jeans like a shirt with a light jean jacket, police said.

The robber is described as about 5-foot-8 with a medium build. He has 2-inch long twists in his hair, scruffy facial hair and a gold tooth.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gwinnett police at 770-513-5700. Anyone encountering the woman or the wanted man is asked to call 911.

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